About CORE Scholarships

AS A CORE RISE SAVER, YOUR PATH TOWARDS REACHING INDEPENDENCE BY SAVING FOR EDUCATION CONSISTS OF THREE STEPS.
1. ENROLL IN A CORE SCHOLARS SPONSORED INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT (IDA) THROUGH PNC BANK.
2. REACH YOUR SAVINGS GOAL OF $500 AFTER SIX MONTHS, AND RECEIVE AN 8:1 MATCH WORTH UP TO $4,000.
3. RISE AND SHINE! YOUR SAVINGS + MATCHING FUNDS ARE DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOUR STUDENT ACCOUNT FOLLOWING 8 HOURS OF FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING.
22%

HS students participating in service learning activities are 22% points more likely to graduate from college.
Civic Engagement and High School Academic Progress: An Analysis Using NELS Data (Davila & Mora 2007)
6.7%

HS students participating in service learning score 6.7% higher in reading and 5.9% higher in science achievement.
Civic Engagement and High School Academic Progress: An Analysis Using NELS Data (Davila & Mora 2007)
80%

Over 80% of HS students participating in service learning said they had positive feelings about attending school.
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention (Bridgeland, Dililio & Wulsin, 2008)
75%

More than 75% of HS students agree that service learning classes are more interesting than other classes.
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention (Bridgeland, Dililio & Wulsin, 2008)
77%

77% of HS students report acquiring new skill, knowledge & interests as a result of service learning.
Sustaining service-learning in Wisconsin: What principals, teachers & students say about service-learning (Kirkham, 2001)
67%

67% of HS students report gaining a broader understanding of people & places as a result of service learning.
Sustaining service-learning in Wisconsin: What principals, teachers & students say about service-learning (Kirkham, 2001)
62%

62% of HS students report a better understanding of the community and how it works.
Sustaining service-learning in Wisconsin: What principals, teachers & students say about service-learning (Kirkham, 2001)